A SWEET SIGHT: THE PANAMANIAN HONEYCREEPERS

The tanagers of Latin America are abundant, come in numerous colors and species and are varied in habits and habitat. One small branch of the family tree bears the honeycreepers. Behold:fedr disputeThese are male Red-legged Honeycreepers, but what you notice is the rich blues of their shiny plumage. They are about the size of a White-crowned Sparrow.
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The drab bird i nthe back is a female of the species, much easier for herr to hide when sitting on a nest. He’s always obvious to possible predators as well as the females who must value show in their mates.feedr trio1

grn honeycrpr This is the male Green Honeycreeper.

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You can see these two species and a couple dozen more tanagers on one or our trips to Panama. In addition there are many other tanagers awaiting your visit to Costa Rica, Columbia and Ecaudor. Check out our itinerasries at the Partnership for International Birding website.

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